Income Tax

Cleveland Heights municipal income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (also known as R.I.T.A.), a nonprofit governmental agency.  

Who Must File Tax Returns

  • Full- and part-year residents age 18 and older*
  • Businesses operating within the city
  • Property owners who receive rental income    
  • Non-resident employees within the city whose employer did not withhold taxes for Cleveland Heights

•Exemption:  Individuals with only non-taxable income (E.G. Social Security, pensions, interest or dividends) must file an annual Declaration of Exemption rather than a tax return.

In November 2015, Cleveland Heights voters approved a .25% increase to the income tax rate. Effective 1/1/2016 the Tax Rate will be 2.25%.

2020 Tax Information

2020 Tax Rate: 2.25%

2020 Tax Credit: 1.00%

2020 Credit Factor: 50.00%